Hey there, and thanks for stopping by today! After living in Italy for a year, we learned a thing or two about amazing Italian food. Tiramisu is an Italian staple, and every Italian mamma has a family recipe. I just had to have an authentic tiramisu recipe from Italy!
Authentic Tiramisu Recipe from Italy
This tiramisu recipe is my go-to, quick, easy, and delicious recipe for any occasion. This recipe actually comes from a friend of mine and her family near Avellino, Italy, who had invited our family to their home for lunch one afternoon.
When I tasted her authentic tiramisu, I wanted to rub it on my face and bathe in it! Dramatics aside, it was that scrumptious! If a “foodgasm” is even possible, this tiramisu is it! Mamma Mia, this is good!
I begged and begged her for this recipe, and she kindly agreed to share; so, here it is!
I usually make a large pan of the tiramisu, and it is typically gone by the end of the day. We show this dessert no mercy.
Tiramisu means “pick-me-up” in Italian. Although the origins of this dessert are still disputed to this day, whether it was made in Treviso or Veneto, the recipe is a true Italian gem. The story goes that tiramisu was designed to help the Italians, during midday, get through the end of the work day. It was also served as a pick-me-up for the kids to eat before delving into their homework.
You need a good cup of espresso for this to be authentic. I have a small espresso machine that I love. I don’t go anywhere without it! I bought mine in Italy, but you can pick up the same one online here – De’Longhi NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto
Also, any authentic tiramisu recipe from Italy does not call for cream – the filling is made with mascarpone cheese.
Although the original recipe from Italy does not include liquor, you are welcome to add it. You can add a shot of Marsala wine, Tia Maria, Kahlua, rum, or amaretto into the espresso. They all work well.
You can half the recipe if you don’t have a house full of hungry kids and a hungry hubby. I normally have them all standing in the kitchen, waiting for it to be finished, with drool running down their chins. They eat it faster than I can make it!
Voila! How freaking easy was that? The longer it sits the better it tastes! I let it sit overnight, so wait, wait, wait!
Now dig in and enjoy this amazing and 100% authentic tiramisu recipe from Italy, straight out of an Italian family’s kitchen. Are you a foodie who is going to visit Rome? If so you can’t miss the best food tour Rome has to offer – The Trastevere Food Tour! This is the best food tour we have even taken. Click on the blue link to see prices, and times.
Feeling a little Italian today? Check out our other articles on how to dine out in Italy and travel articles around Italy. If you are a foodie, and in the Naples area you should visit an authentic Mozzarella Farm for some more Italian Goodness. Check out our post on the post famous mozzarella farm in Italy here.
Do you have an amazing recipe you found on your travels? If so, we would love to hear about it! Drop a comment below, and tell us all about it.